E Quiet Life: Interview With Netanel Eyal, CEO & Co-Founder

Netanel Eyal

We had the opportunity to interview Netanel Eyal, the CEO & Co-founder of Israel-based QuietLife Technologies. The company, which made its first prototype in October 2015 and raised its first funding on Indiegogo, is in the process of raising its Series A funding.

Q. Netanel, would you tell us a bit about yourself and QuietLife Technologies?

I am the CEO & Co-Founder of QuietLife Technologies. I received my B.Sc. in computer engineering and applied physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While at the Hebrew University I received the prestigious Peter Brojde award for my Bio-Sensing project. After graduating I joined the Hewlett Packard (HP) Honors Program for marketing, sales and management.

Q. Who came up with QuietLife Technologies and how did the concept of the company begin?

While in the HP Honors program after graduating from the Hebrew University, I started thinking about different ideas that could make an impact on the world. My goal was to use my knowledge of engineering and physics to create something new, innovative and exciting… and QuietLife Technologies was born.

Q. At what point did you realize you had a viable business model?

From the beginning my partner and I set out to research the snoring market to determine if there was a need for a noise cancelling snoring device. After realizing that there was nothing like this on the market, nor has there been anything to drastically innovate the snoring market in quite some time, we launched an Indiegogo (crowdfunding campaign). The goal was simple, to raise $40,000 in 60 days. If we hit that number, we felt it was sufficient proof that our product, which we called Silent Partner, was something that snorers and their partners needed. We hit our $40k goal within the first 7 days of launching and to date, we have done over $1.7M in pre-order sales.

Q. Can you tell us who your product, Silent Partner, would benefit most and why?

36% of adults between the ages of 35-60 years old suffer from snoring. Along with the snoring noise comes sleep deprivation and drowsiness for both the snorer and their partner. Current products addressing this problem are often intrusive, detracting from quality of sleep and are specific to given subsets of snorers (nasal snorers, mouth snorers, throat snorers). ​By tackling the noise itself, Silent Partner ​can be used by all types of snorers (who do not suffer from a medical condition which causes their snoring) ​providing both the snorer and their partner the quiet and restful sleep they ​need​.

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Rob Gonda 9 months ago Member's comment

I'm one of the unfortunate original backers at Indigogo who got robbed by Netanel Eyal. No ethics and the company is a fraud.


Adam Reynolds 9 months ago Member's comment

You should try to dispute the charge on your credit card as fraud. Has anyone reported him to the police?

Alpha Stockman 9 months ago Member's comment

Really disgraceful how this was such a scam. Does Indiegogo not protect people from this? I know there was a recent scam on GoFundMe and they made sure no one lost their money.

Rob Gonda 9 months ago Member's comment

I'm one of the original backers at Indigogo who got robbed by Netanel Eyal. No ethics and the company is a fraud. www.indiegogo.com/.../15269619

David Varela 1 year ago Member's comment

I ordered from quietlife technologies on 6/9/2017 their last email was 6/11/2017 I'm still waiting for my order to arrive. Yoni Bazak and Netanel Eyal. Their website is down and its been down for a while, plus check the reviews on this link. www.reviewopedia.com/silent-partner-by-quietlife-reviews

Susan Miller 1 year ago Member's comment

I hate to break this to you, but from what I understand it was essentially a scam. No products ever shipped. Not sure if it was intentional or just that the company went under before shipping. Best course of action for you is to dispute the charge with your credit card company.

Roland Olliff 2 years ago Member's comment

This company is scamming customers by failing to refund them.

Alexis Renault 2 years ago Member's comment

How so? And why not just complain directly to the CEO, Netanel Eyal?

Danny Straus 2 years ago Member's comment

Israeli ingenuity at it's finest! They don't call it Startup Nation for nothing!

Netanel Eyal 2 years ago Member's comment

Thank you Danny

Linda Willis 2 years ago Member's comment

This looks like a cool, innovative product. But tell me Netanel Eyal, what is to stop companies with a large existing user base, like #Amazon or #Apple from moving in and replicating your accomplishments, by integrating a similar technology into their products? Hat tip to Carl Schwartz for pointing this out. $AMZN $AAPL

Netanel Eyal 2 years ago Member's comment

Linda, great questions. Firstly, we hold patent we hold on our technology and various different use cases. Secondly, the technology is complex and is not so easy to replicate.

Carl Schwartz 2 years ago Member's comment

Any chance this could be sold as an app instead of a stand alone product? Lot's of people already have devices capable of sensing sound. I already have an #Amazon Echo next to my bed. Would be great if it could sense when I snore and cancel out the sound.

Netanel Eyal 2 years ago Member's comment

Carl, at this time, for Silent Partner to work effectively the device needs to be as close to the noise source as possible. We have run various simulations with ideas similar to yours but the cancellation was either not effective or not as efficient as it needs to be.

Angry Old Lady 2 years ago Member's comment

Loved the video on your website. Very funny! would love to pick up one of these for my husband.

Netanel Eyal 2 years ago Member's comment

Thank you. Silent Partner is currently available for pre-order for $77 here: https://quietlife.tech/sale1.html

Harry Goldstein 1 year ago Member's comment

Is this product still for sale? Your website seems to be down.

Ayelet Wolf 2 years ago Member's comment

Yes, cute video, but I would have thought that poking her husband in the head to turn on the noise cancellation would wake him up! Then again at that point she probably doesn't care :)

Netanel Eyal 2 years ago Member's comment

Ayelet, the device is meant to be turned on by the snorer before they go to sleep. In the video we are simply illustrating the ease of turning it on and how it will work.